Useful Links

Additional Information and Useful Links

People who have been forced out of their home by a disaster often don't know where to turn for answers to the many questions they're faced with. People materialize to offer help, but it can be hard to know who to trust. We've collected the following links to useful resources to help you get answers.

Disaster Relief

American Red Cross

​The Red Cross will probably be among the first on the scene if you've been forced out of your home. They'll help to arrange for temporary shelter and give you comfort and assistance. If you have other needs, you can check their or contact a local chapter. Chapters in the Springfield area include:

Pioneer Valley Chapter
506 Cottage Street
Springfield, MA 01104 

Greater Westfield Chapter 
48 Broad St
Westfield, MA 01085 

Central Massachusetts Chapter
2000 Century Drive
Worcester Corporate Center
Worcester, MA 01606

Berkshire County Chapter
480 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Greenfield Chapter
9 Devens Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

Northampton Chapter
125 State Street
Northampton, MA 01060-2258

If you don't see a location close to you listed here, you can find one at or you can get info for Central and Western MA chapters at


FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is a good resource for information to help avoid, prepare for, or recover from disasters.

Like FEMA, your state-level agency offers assistance and information to help avoid, prepare for, or recover from a disaster. Here are links to some of those:

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management (DEMHS)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Choosing a Contractor

There are a number of resources to help you choose a reputable contractor to rebuild or repair your home or business. Here are a few:

Better Business Bureau Accredited Business Directories

Connecticut (except northeast)

Central and western MA, northeastern CT

Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors Assoc "find a contractor" tool

Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass. "How to choose a builder/remodeler"

Consumer Adjusters, LLC is also a great resource for help and advice. Contact them for a free, no-obligation consultation